Mattel, delivered a lorry load of toys to their local Salvation Army in Slough for their Christmas Present Appeal, to help bring joy to children whose families are struggling to give toys to their children this year. Mattel whose UK office is based in Slough took the opportunity to give back and bring play into children’s homes this Christmas as part of their Global Gift of Play initiative.

Pictured here is Michael Hick, Mattel VP & Country Manager UK & Ireland and Kelly Philp, Mattel Marketing Director helping the Salvation team in Slough. From left to right: Lieutenant Roelof, Kelly Philp (Mattel), Michael Hick (Mattel) and Lieutenant Tanyia Vermeulen

The toys were delivered to the Salvation Army in Slough and will be distributed to families in time for Christmas. Mattel is delighted to help families this Christmas by delivering over 1,000 toys, which included Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels and Thomas & Friends suitable for babies through to teens. 

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“We are delighted to be supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal again this year, with so many local services being cut helping to support local charities and local families at this time of year is very important to us at Mattel and were proud to give back to the communities where we work to enable us to bring a smile to children’s faces this Christmas.”

Michael Hick, Vice President and Country Manager, UK and Ireland, Mattel

Michael Hick, Vice President and Country Manager, UK and Ireland, Mattel, comments: “We are delighted to be supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal again this year, with so many local services being cut helping to support local charities and local families at this time of year is very important to us at Mattel and were proud to give back to the communities where we work to enable us to bring a smile to children’s faces this Christmas.”

Mattel is proud to create meaningful play experiences for children in need, through toy donations, and annual volunteer events with our global non-profit partners.

The Salvation Army is collecting toys for children around the UK who would not otherwise have a present to open on Christmas Day. For details of how you can help, please CLICK HERE

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